February 28, 2017
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, music legend David Cassidy speaks out for the first time since recently revealing that he is suffering from dementia.
“I have the beginning stages … the early stages of dementia,” he tells Dr. Phil in the interview which airs Wednesday, March 1.
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Cassidy says he first noticed symptoms two-and-a-half years ago, leading him to visit the doctor. “When friends or family members ask you, ‘Remember, I just told you this two days ago?’ and there’s no memory of it … that’s when I began to be very concerned,” Cassidy says of the first symptom he noticed.
The former teen heartthrob, who shot to super-stardom in 1970 as Keith Partridge on the hit TV series The Partridge Family, addresses accusations that he was intoxicated at his last concert performance and discusses the status of his current relationship with his family and his fear of being a burden to them.
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